1996 Jordan-Peugeot 196
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Paris, France | February 6, 2019
Last May, RM Sotheby’s sold a copy of Jordan’s 199 F1 car that was photographed in a very similar position to this car. I’m not sure whose collection these are coming out of (and frankly I really don’t feel like trying to figure it out), but one wonders if there will be more to come.
Jordan’s first year in F1 was 1991, and this was their 1996 car. Power is from a 3.0-liter Peugeot V10, an example of which this care retains. The team’s 1996 drivers were Rubens Barrichello and Martin Brundle, and the race history for this chassis includes:
- 1996 European Grand Prix – 6th (with Brundle)
- 1996 Canadian Grand Prix – 6th (with Brundle)
- 1996 British Grand Prix – 6th (with Brundle)
It was raced in a few other races as well, but those were the highlights. Trackable cars from F1’s V10 era are hard to come by, and you can read more about this one here and see more from RM Sotheby’s in Paris here.